Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 06, 1998
Duke Study Shows Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant Is Viable Treatment For Genetic Disorders
Children whose genetic disorders have previously been a death sentence have a reasonable chance for life with umbilical cord blood transplants, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers.

New View Of Mars' North Pole Reported In Science
A new set of topographical measurements from the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft provides a different and far more detailed picture of the martian north pole than ever seen before.

West Coast Measurements Confirm Asian Air Pollution Can Travel To U.S.
Atmospheric pollution from eastern Asia is beginning to have measurable, though still small, effects on air quality in western North America, according to a researcher from the University of Washington, Bothell.

The UK Braces Itself For The Flu Season, Are You Looking Information On The Virus?
The newly formed International Influenza Education Panel, a group of eminent experts in the field of influenza infection, believes the time has come to take stock of the way this debilitating, often life-threatening, infection is perceived and managed across the world.

Gas Releases At Mammoth Mountain More Complex Than Expected
Since an earthquake swarmed beneath the volcano in 1989, carbon dioxide has been seeping out of the ground in areas of Mammoth Mountain, Calif., killing trees and posing a health hazard in this resort area.
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